Bill Belichick offered a statement on his letter to Donald Trump

"I've received a number of inquires relative to a note that I wrote to Donald on Monday."

Patriots coach Bill Belichick took time at the start of his Wednesday press conference to address the subject of his letter to president-elect Donald Trump.

“I’ve received a number of inquires regarding a note that I wrote to Donald on Monday,” Belichick began. “Our friendship goes back many years, and I think that anybody who’s spent more than five minutes with me knows I’m not a political person.”

Here’s the entire statement:

Belichick reminded reporters that his political friendships extend to both parties.

“A couple of weeks ago we had Secretary of State [John] Kerry in our locker room. So he’s another friend of mine. I can’t imagine two people with more different political views than than those two, but to me, friendship and loyalty is just about that. It’s not about political or religious views.”


After the statement, the Patriots’ coach made it clear that he was done talking about the subject. When asked a follow up question, Belichick simply repeated the name of New England’s upcoming opponent (Seattle).

Belichick wrote a letter to Trump shortly before the election. The then-Republican nominee read it aloud at a rally in New Hampshire.


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